"Are You Smart or Just Cynical?"

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This week host Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) is joined by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) to talk about why scrolling down your news feed has become such a painful and depressing chore. Kathleen Hall Jamieson breaks down the rise of cynicism in the last 25 years and what the American media consumer can do to turn things around. Later, Jay Rosen joins Ana to talk about why political journalists need to stop trying to outsmart each other constantly. Jay tells us, we can’t critique a bullet as it comes towards us. We promise you, there are solutions.

Read more about Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s work here

Read more about Jay Rosen’s work here

P.S. Ana would like to attribute her line, dystopia is here, it’s just unequally distributed, to writer William Gibson.